PRISTINA / PRISHTINA – The new and first female President of the Republic of Kosovo is the 36-years old politically unknown jurist Atifete Jahjaga. She won the election on the first run with an absolute majority of 80 votes out of the 120-seats parliament. President Jahjaga was born in the region of Gjakova and is married with a dentist. Before her election she was the deputy commander of the Kosovo Police. She does not belong to the political scene of Kosovo and is seen as an interim solution until the preparation of direct presidential elections within 18 months. Her candidacy was said to be “pushed” by US ambassador Dell.